Set The Table With Olga Baclanova. Literally.
The Nightmare That Is Sandy Mac Underwear
The opposite of how I envision underwear sales, for I neither want sandy undies nor the word "Mac" associated with my butt.
And why would it be cute to see a toddler in his underwear skating on thin ice?
Labels: 1920s, fashion, humor, illustration, Save The Baby, vintage ads, vintage advertising, weird ads
Baby Midget Velvet Grip Hose Supporter
Trouble Keeping Your Hose Up?
Correcting Ill-Shaped Noses At Home
And where else would you do it?
An ad in Beautiful Womanhood
, Edited by Mrs. Bernarr MacFadden
, November, 1923.
Labels: 1920s, beauty, vintage ads, vintage advertising, vintage magazines, weird, weird ads
I'm smitten with storks, especially the vintage variety, so you'll forgive me for sharing a nursery rhyme from Holland which seems to be uninspired, poorly translated, or both.The StorkOoievaar
Steal a twig,
Stork loves babies small and big.
But, oh, isn't the illustration lovely!
In Tales Told in Holland
, edited by Olive Beaupre Miller, illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham, part of the My Travelship series, published by The Book House for Children, Chicago, copyright 1926.
Labels: 1920s, books, childhood, children, illustration, nursery rhymes, storks, vintage
Pussy Doesn't Love The Canary For Its Song
Book Boards At School
Introduction To Economics
, by Alvin S. Johnson, Ph.D., copyright 1909 and 1922 by D.C. Health & Co. sure looks like your usual old, unloved school text, complete with water damage (mildew & bent boards), but I didn't just throw it away... If I had, I hadn't taken the time to look at it, I would have missed the fabulous doodles inside the cover and on the front free end page.
Inside the front board, the illustration features "John Tards" at a streetlight, looking quite drunk. The streets appear to be cobblestone -- or uniformly lumpy. The city backdrop is darn-near a big city skyline.
On the front free end, beneath the title "Economic of Fr nk Jones" (a teacher, perhaps?), several comic versions of a man's face (also one lady) and the very stylized full-view (from the side) of one man.
These could be attempts to draw very popular comics at the time, but they still please me greatly.
The doodles are presumed to have been made by the former owner, Gordon A. Martin, a university student & an Alpha Psi Delta member (at whatever university was in Grand Forks, North Dakota, at that time).
Labels: 1920s, books, cartooning, comics, cool, illustration, school, vintage
Before You Decide About A House...
Investigate improved Asbestocel.
Removing it must be hell.
Labels: 1920s, history, home improvement, vintage ads, vintage advertising
Girls Are Doing Wonders With Saxaphones
They just put their lips there and blow, I guess.
Via Cheripop at Flickr
, who says this comes from the April, 1928, Cosmopolitan
Labels: 1920s, vintage ads, vintage advertising